Route network update for United Airlines
United Airlines strengthens its service to London
03.08.2021 – 17:37 UTC
With the UK reopening to fully vaccinated travelers from the US from August 2, United Airlines (UA, Chicago O’Hare) is ramping up operations to more than 40 weekly flights this month across the ‘Atlantic.
United to reintroduce six daily flights to London Heathrow by increasing its Houston Intc’l service from five times a week to daily using a B787-9 Dreamliner; and adding a second daily flight out of Washington Dulles with a B767-300 (ER), reveals ch-aviation schedules. The airline maintained continuous service between the United States and Heathrow during the pandemic and will continue to operate daily flights to London from Chicago O’Hare, New York Newark and San Francisco, California. The airline plans to continue offering those six daily flights in September, she said in a statement. Flights to Chicago and San Francisco are operated with B787-9s and to Newark with B787-10s.
He also planned to resume additional services to London in the coming months as well as launch a new non-stop service between Boston and London ….
US ExpressJet to restart by mid-4Q21
02.08.2021 – 19:11 UTC
ExpressJet Airlines (EV, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) has announced that it will resume commercial operations by November 2021 after obtaining a final fitness recertification order from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
In a statement posted on social media, the airline said it would announce its detailed flight plans in the coming weeks.
It had stopped flying at the end of September last year after its United Express operations ended when United Airlines (UA, Chicago O’Hare) decided to move all of its E145s to CommutAir (C5, Cleveland Hopkins) in the middle of the health crisis.
After a period of inactivity, the airline announced in April 2021 that it would resume operations as an independent regional carrier. It intends to begin operations with its unique EMB-145LR leased from Regional One, adding up to nine more such units over the next 12 months.
As described in a regulatory notice from …
DOT set to OK Restarting ExpressJet Airlines
23.07.2021 – 03:20 UTC
The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a show cause order signaling its intention to allow ExpressJet Airlines (EV, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) to resume scheduled passenger services.
The regulator has tentatively found the regional carrier suitable, willing and able to perform both regular interstate and international operations. Although ExpressJet plans to focus on the domestic market initially, it has also applied for international clearance in anticipation of future growth plans and to “preserve operational flexibility”.
ExpressJet suspended all operations at the end of September 2020, after United Airlines decided to move all of its E145s to CommutAir amid the worsening COVID-19 crisis. At that time, ExpressJet was only operating as a production carrier and had no other customers. However, after a period of inactivity during the winter season, in April 2021, the airline announced that it would restart as an independent regional carrier. It intends to start operations with a single E145, adding up to nine more units of the type over the next 12 months. ExpressJet plans to focus on second-line service …
Lufthansa remains silent on alleged talks over TAP stake
19.07.2021 – 23:39 UTC
Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int’l) declined to comment on Portuguese media reports, citing Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa that talks have resumed over a possible capital injection by the German carrier into TAP Air Portugal (TP , Lisbon) in difficulty.
“Please understand that we are not commenting on media speculation,” a Lufthansa spokesperson told ch-aviation without denying the allegations.
Speaking to reporters following a meeting in Luanda with Angolan President João Lourenço, De Sousa reportedly suggested that talks resumed after being put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic. He said the issue had been discussed for a long time and that a possible Lufthansa investment in TAP was underway but halted by the pandemic. “I think the issue was closed on the eve of the pandemic. If there hadn’t been a pandemic, there would most likely have been a positive development,” he said, adding that COVID- 19 had resulted in a change of plans. “As you know, on this issue, the European Commission has a role to play and the pandemic has …